Rutland Water

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA criteria met: A4iii, B1i, C3, C4 (2007)
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Area: 1,550 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2007 very unfavourable high high
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Site description (2007 baseline)
The largest man-made reservoir in Britain and a mosaic of associated wetland and lakeside habitats. This site is internationally important for wintering and passage wildfowl.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Rutland Water. Downloaded from on 04/03/2024.